2018 Spring newsletter cover with the table of contents

Spring 2018 Newsletter Published

April 27, 2018

The 2018 Spring Newsletter has been published and is available for viewing. The newsletter is packed with department news, student and faculty articles, and Emily Yeh's final "Message from the Chair" article. Articles include: Message from the chair John Pitlick: Guggenheim in the rearview mirror Stefan Leyk: Extracting Geospatial Data...

Latino kids on bicycles riding by spanish graffiti

GEOG 4292 / 5292 Migration, Immigrant Adaptation, and Development

This course is an all-out, in-depth exploration of why, how, when, and where (from/to) people migrate, especially those moving out of their country of birth. We will delve into several theories that aim to understand the economic, social, environmental, and policy "drivers" of different kinds of migration, and how migration...

NSF awards research team $1M to study world’s population dynamics

Dec. 11, 2014

Stefan Leyk and Fernando Riosmena are part of a research team that received a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on the distribution and dynamics of the world’s population, including the modelling of urbanization in the United States, Mexico, and India.

Drought-squeezed African Maasai suggest climate-change strategies

Aug. 6, 2013

The devastating drought of 2009 in northern Tanzania generated new coping strategies by Maasai people, suggesting that Maasai with more money and social connections are better able than their poorer, less-connected neighbors to endure extreme events such as drought and, potentially, climate change, a team of University of Colorado Boulder...